starting mailscan on boot!

Julian Field mailscanner at
Tue Jan 14 08:56:55 GMT 2003

At 22:53 13/01/2003, you wrote:
>hi thx for help
>this is what is in my sendmail init.d scrpt
>#daemon /usr/sbin/sendmail -bd -q1h
>daemon /usr/sbin/sendmail -bd -OPrivacyOptions=noetrn
>-ODeliveryMode=queueonly -OQueueDirectory=/var/spool/
>     sendmail -q1h
>  echo
>  touch /var/lock/subsys/sendmail
>  ;;
>i am using turbolinux 6.5 server and version of mail scanner is
>MailScanner-4.11-1.tar which is installed under /opt/MailScanner-4.11-1

The other command you need is /opt/MailScanner/bin/check_mailscanner to
start up MailScanner itself once the 2 sendmail processes are started. You
are very nearly there! :-)

>>----- Original Message -----
>>From: <mailto:mailscanner at ECS.SOTON.AC.UK>Julian Field
>>Sent: Monday, January 13, 2003 10:19 PM
>>Subject: Re: starting mailscan on boot!
>>At 22:05 13/01/2003, you wrote:
>>>i am wundering how you guys start mailscan up on boot? what script do u use?
>>>just wundering what the best way is and if i could have a copy so save
>>>me writting one out my self! also was wudnering what the best way is!
>>You need an init.d script, which you can base on the one used on your
>>system to start sendmail. You need to start a sendmail -bd with all the
>>relevant options as dictated by the MailScanner installation guide on the
>>web site. You should also start a sendmail -q15m to run the outgoing
>>queue. Then you should run check_mailscanner to actually start up
>>MailScanner itself.
>>What operating system and version are you using? What version of
>>MailScanner are you using? How and where did you install MailScanner?
>>Julian Field
>>MailScanner thanks transtec Computers for their support

Julian Field
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